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The Franks in Outremer
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Contents: Preface; The Frankish Nobility: The origins of the Frankish nobility of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1100-1118; A note on the origin of Eustace Grenier; A little-known member of the royal family of crusader Jerusalem in William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum Anglorum; Norman settlement in the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem, 1099-1131; The prosopography and onomastics of the Franks in the kingdom of Jerusalem, 1099-1187; How Norman was the principality of Antioch? Prolegomena to a study of the origins of the nobility of a crusader state. Kingship in Frankish Jerusalem: The title of Godfrey of Bouillon as ruler of Jerusalem; Daimbert of Pisa, the Domus Godefridi and the accession of Baldwin I of Jerusalem; Dynastic continuity or dynastic change? The accession of Baldwin II and the nobility of the kingdom of Jerusalem; Baldwin II and his nobles: baronial factionalism and dissent in the kingdom of Jerusalem, 1118-1134; Kingship, identity and name-giving in the family of Baldwin of Bourcq. Sacred Space and the Defence of the Holy Land: Sacred space and strategic geography in 12th-century Palestine; Constructing Jerusalem as a Christian capital: topography and population of the Holy City under Frankish rule in the 12th century; The origin of money-fiefs in the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem; `Mighty against the enemies of Christ': the relic of the True Cross in the armies of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Ideologies of Confrontation: Franks, Native Christians and Muslims: Ethnic identity in the crusader states: the Frankish race and the settlement of Outremer; Coroscane: homeland of the Saracens in the Chansons de Geste and the historiography of the crusades; William of Tyre and the origin of the Turks: observations on possible sources of the Gesta orientalium principum; Biblical quotations and formulaic language in the Chronicle of William of Tyre; Franks and indigenous communities in Palestine and Syria (1099-1187): a hierarchical model of social interaction in the principalities of Outremer. Index.

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Dr Alan V. Murray is Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Editorial Director, International Medieval Bibliography, University of Leeds, UK.

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